Volgograd Metrotram

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Волгоградский метротрам
Volgograd Metrotram
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Background
Owner Volgograd Municipality
Locale Volgograd, Russia
Transit type Light rail
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 22
Daily ridership 136,000
Operation
Began operation 5 November 1984
Operator(s) Metroelektrotrans
Technical
System length 17.3 km (10.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
Skorostnoy Tramvay
VGTZ (ST1)
Khlebozavod
Vodootstoy
Bol'nitsa Il'icha
Barrikady
14-ya Gimnaziya
Stadion Monolit (ST2)
Zavod Krasniy Oktyabr'
Ulitsa 39-y Gv. Divizii
Ploshchad' Vozrozhdeniya
Dvorets Sporta
Mamaev Kurgan
Tsentral'niy Stadion
TsPKiO
TRK Europa City Mall
Ploshchad' Lenina
Komsomol'skaya
Pionerskaya
Pl. Chekistov (ST1)
Profsoyuznaya
Teatr Yunogo Zritelya
Yel’shanka (ST2)

The Volgograd Metrotram (Skorostnoy Tramvay, ST) is a light rail system operating in Volgograd, Russia. It consists of 22 stations on one line, paralleling the Volga River from the northern suburbs of Volgograd to its city core for a total length of 17.3 kilometres. Most of the Metrotram line shares a surface-level right of way with a previously constructed railway line for 10.2 kilometres, in a manner similar to that of the south leg of the C-Train system in Calgary, for example; five city center stations, on the other hand, were built underground in two sections (opened in 1984/2011), over a total length of 6.8 kilometres, meeting design standards consistent with existing Russian metro systems.

Line Route Opening Stations
ST1 Traktornyj Zavod (VGTZ) (Тракторный завод (ВГТЗ)) ↔ Ploshchad Chekistov (Площадь Чекистов) 1984 19
ST2 Stadion Monolit (Стадион Монолит) ↔ Yel’shanka (Ельшанка) 2011 15

The Volgograd Metrotram was inaugurated on 5 November 1984, and had served 50 million passengers per year at the time the 2011 extension was opened.

Stations[edit]

List of stations north to south:

  • Traktornyy Zavod (Tractor Factory)
  • Khlebozavod (Bakery Works)
  • Vodootstoy (Water-sediment)
  • Bol’nitsa Il’icha (Ilich Hospital)
  • Zavod "Barrikady" (Barrikady Factory)
  • Tridtsat' Pervaya Shkola (31st School)
  • Stadion Monolit (Monolith Stadium)
  • Zavod "Krasnyy Oktyabr’" (Red October Steel Factory)
  • Tridtsat' Devyataya Gvardeyskaya (39th Guards Rifle Division Street)
  • Ploshchad’ Vozrozhdeniya (Revival Square)
  • Dvorets Sporta (Sports Palace)
  • Mamayev Kurgan (Mamayev Kurgan)
  • Tsentral’nyy Stadion (Central Stadium)
  • Tsentral’nyy Park Kul’tury i Otdykha (Central Rest and Culture Park)
  • Yevropa (Europa City Mall)
  • Ploshchad’ Lenina (Lenin Square)
  • Komsomol’skaya (Komsomol street)
  • Pionerskaya (Pioneers)
  • Ploshchad’ Chekistov (Chekists Square)
  • Profsoyuznaya (Labour Unions)
  • Teatr Yunogo Zritelya (Theatre for Young Spectators)
  • Yel’shanka

Projected:

  • Rayonnaya
  • Sel'khozakademiya (Volgograd A&M Academy)

Approved:

  • Tormosilovskaya
  • Panfilovskaya
  • Mikrorayon 231
  • Universitet

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